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Taco Cabana rolls out new tacos, avocado salsa

Editor's note: This story has been updated to reflect the offer's duration and price information.

Fast-casual Mexican chain Taco Cabana has introduced “Fajitas Puebla Tacos” as a limited-time offer through early- to mid-October.

Available with steak or chicken, the tacos are topped with pico de gallo, shredded lettuce, chopped bacon and a new avocado sauce made with avocados, jalapeños, sour cream, cilantro and lime juice.

The Fajitas Puebla Tacos start at $2.49 each, or $6.79 for a plate, which has two tacos, rice, beans, two flour tortillas and includes a trip to the salsa bar.

Corporate chef Smokey Waters said in a release that the sauce was inspired by an avocado salsa that the culinary team saw at street stands during a trip to Mexico last year.

"We added our own spin by using sour cream to give it a smoother texture and a richer flavor," he said.

The use of avocado sauce comes after the nationwide promotion of that fruit by quick-service sandwich chain Subway, which touted avocado puree as a tie-in with the film The Green Lantern earlier this summer.

San Antonio-based Taco Cabana has 156 units and is a subsidiary of Carrols Restaurant Group.

Watch a commercial for the new tacos

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